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  •  Oh, c'mon.. (2+ / 0-)
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    newpioneer, erush1345

    All men need to eat to live.
    All food must be purchased with money.
    Well, no. but let's stipulate this..

    All money must be earned via subordination.
    Here's where you go wrong.  Money is simply a convenience.  In the end, we barter.  We barter our time, or our labor, or our corn that we grow, or even our unique ideas for other things.  Money is simply a convenience that allows us a universal means for bartering.
    I need not subordinate myself to earn money.  I freely negotiate a price for my talents with my employer.  Or, as I have done in the past, become my own boss and barter my programming talents on a freelance basis.

    All men wanting to live are subordinate and ipso facto not equal.

    This, and the rest of your post are just plain silly.

    "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." - G. Marx

    by Skeptical Bastard on Wed May 05, 2010 at 04:43:55 AM PDT

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    •  True, there are alternatives to the (6+ / 0-)

      use of money.  However, I was attempting to describe how the subornation of money to enforce subordination works.  Money has proved an ideal shield for the coercive forces in our society.  
      Money, like all other human inventions, can be abused.  The fault lies not with money, the instrument of subordination, but with the tool users.  Money is not the root of evil; it is, however, an instrument.

      by hannah on Wed May 05, 2010 at 05:37:31 AM PDT

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